President Barack Obama is too quiet about one of the top accomplishments of his administration, House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon says.
McKeon, speaking at a National Press Club luncheon today, said the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan has been a success.
Afghanistan is a better place today and less of a threat than it was 13 years ago, he said, pointing to the president’s execution of a war started by former President George W. Bush in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 — a war that Obama is winding down.
“For the life of me, I can’t figure out why the president hasn’t taken credit for these victories,” McKeon, a Republican, said. “Afghanistan is freer and America is safer. That should be a source of pride, a piece of President Obama’s legacy, not some shameful burden never to be spoken of.”